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Discussion in 'The Comp Buzz' started by cutta, Jan 29, 2011.
Thanks for sharing that link... I'd LOVE to see video footage from those races!!! #makecompgreatagain #bringbackmodifiedeliminator
Modified Production/Gas :
Reher-Morrison Orange C/MP Maverick
Reher-Morrison Black D/MP '63 Corvette
Glen Self Stormin'Six H/MP Camaro- was fun to watch him get about half track before the other guy left
Lindley Isonhood C/G '63 Corvette
My D/MP '56 Chevrolet
Jerry Haas/Bob Phelps Red '63 Corvettes. Still own one
Jeff Taylor's Gen 4 yellow Camaro. Can't believe I can't find a picture of that car. Probably my all time favorite.
My dad's A/A, NHRA record holder in 1970. It was a Logghe car, the injected twin to Ron Ellis' AA/A from the same era.
Ron Ellis Trick T
Neil "Pappy" Ellis ET Shaker A/A
Tom Trisch AA/A that won Indy in '81
Jirka Kaplan AA/AM that won Indy a few years ago
Alan Ellis A/A
Asian Flew A/A Bantam that Danny Townsend drove, Arias motor
Nunzio Valerie Jr.
I think his name was Vincent Brown in a F/A Beretta
Great post!! Mine in no particular order; Larry Torres C/EA Opel, the Mazi Opel, saw that go into the sand at Indy points meet, A, A & H (E/A), Townsend's Fiat, Joe Williamson's E/A and Joint Venture 63 Vette.
The three cars that made me fall in love with Comp as a kid:
- Tom Snyder A/A 'Pappy's Pride'
- Tom Haner A/D
- Larry DeForrest F/A (?) Lumina
Other favorites from over the years:
- Hurley Blakeney AA/AT 'Silent Thunder' (with a close 2nd/3rd to Mihovetz's Accufab Cougar and Matusek's/Mihovetz's Mustang - I just didn't want the entire list to be Turbo cars!)
- Bob Phelps AA/A Corvette driven by Santo Volpe and others
- Bo Butner's AA/SM Cavalier with the bubble hood
- Mike Hazlett B/A Cutlass 'Purple Haze'
- Ed Bennett B/A Neon (had a Larry Morgan 500" Hemi)
- Vinnie Deceglie A/A
- Bob Book A/D
- Brian Olson A/ND 'Circus City Flyer'
- Rodger Brodgon A/SM (the purple car from ~2005)
- David Eaton A/AP (only gets a slight nod over Alan Ellis because I saw this one in person first!)
If I'm thinking of the same guy you're talking about below with the B/EA Camaro with a Mopar motor - that was David Myers. Really a nice guy that did everything top notch back then!
I always loved the Olds Cutlass and Chevy Lumina cars of the 90's. They were so cool, and some of the coolest paint jobs. Bob Panella's cars back then (Lumina, Street Roadster and Super Mod Camaro) were just awesome. Not to forget the Chaparrone Bros cars, and of course Andy Manna's rides. Those guys all had some bad hot rods.
Bill Maropulos and any of his dominating dragsters, never viewed in person, but he was stout.
Also any high winding small cube modified stick car from the 70's when they seemed to be in 4th gear by the 330 mark.
Samurai warrior,Wayne county Opel,Don Bowles fairmont,Jim Stevens maverick,Gary Brown B/A camero.
I always loved
Vinny Barone's A/SR
Pat Ross's F/A
and don't forget Mr. Ross' '98 D/A Firebird!
Hard to pick a favorite, there have been a ton of awesome Comp cars over the years and I've been fortunate enough to help work on a few back in my clutch days. Always loved the N/A 4 bangers and 6's. Sound like 2 stroke motors compared to the V8's and the ones I helped didn't rev anywhere close to the V8's. Always had a thing for the forced induction cars too.
The Matusek and now Mihovetz Mustang was always a blast to watch. When it makes it past the 60, it always looked so sketchy watching from the stands from the 60 on with the ass end dancing the whole rest of the way down the track.
Can't forget Larry Larson's Nova with license plates on it.. I remember he drove the thing into Topeka from his shop. I asked him if he was going to at least change the tires. He says "Hell no!! Got 300 miles on these babies!!"
And someone will have to forgive me for forgetting their name, but I also remember seeing a red, steel bodied '62-ish Impala that was turbo'd up. I only ever saw the car at the Brainerd divisional, can't remember who it is. Just the sound of the tires crying when that thing left the line was incredible.
Tony Stephenson B/EA & C/EA Cavalier, I know yall havent forgot about her. LOL
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